There are probably as many recipes for potato salad as there are picnics, but this recipe for classic Southern Potato Salad is my favorite! And, I predict it will quickly become yours too!
The recipe for Southern Potato Salad is one that my Mom used and the one that I have made most of my life. Summer barbecues and 4th of July picnics, potluck dinners or Easter dinner just wouldn’t be the same without a tasty helping of potato salad, and this classic southern recipe is perfect!
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Because Memorial Day Weekend unofficially marks the beginning of summer, many families celebrate by holding outdoor picnics and barbecues. And, since many of you will probably be grilling a good bit this summer, I thought this would be a great opportunity to share recipes for the perfect cook-out. Yesterday, I shared my delicious Grilled Chicken recipe; today is a classic Southern Potato Salad recipe and tomorrow, a cool ending to a perfect day, a recipe for Easy Mixed Berry Sherbet.
Of course, Southern Potato Salad is also a must-have dish for your Easter dinner. I can’t imagine having our favorite Brown Sugar and Bourbon Glazed Ham without its side-kick Southern Potato Salad!
To make Southern Potato Salad gather your ingredients which include: potatoes, boiled eggs, onion, mayonnaise, yellow mustard, dill pickles and pickle juice, and salt and pepper.
Bring a large pot of water to boil over high heat. When the water starts to boil add 2 tsp of kosher salt and the potato cubes and cook for approximately 10 minutes. The potatoes are cooked when you can take a cube and mash with a fork with little resistance. Drain the potatoes in a colander. Pour the cooked potatoes back in the dry pan and use a potato masher to mash them 3-4 times. This step makes your potato salad even creamier and ensures that the potatoes soak up even more of the delicious dressing.
In the meantime, combine all the other ingredients together in a large bowl and mix well.
Add the potatoes and fold in.
Garnish with a dash of paprika.
Refrigerate and serve chilled. Enjoy!